Offering provides customers access to hard-to-find items, provides vendors greater exposure for their products, and provides Albertsons Companies proprietary data on emerging food and wellness trends
BOISE, Id., March 20, 2018 – Albertsons Companies today announced the pre-launch of its digital marketplace. The general registration is now open for vendors who wish to grow their business by direct-shipping to Albertsons customers.
“At Albertsons Companies, we have always prided ourselves on our wide assortment. This offering takes our assortment size to the next level by making the aisle practically infinite” said Narayan Iyengar, SVP of Digital Marketing and e-commerce, Albertsons Companies. “This is another example of the rapid strides we are making on building digital capabilities that serve our customers, and shows our determination to play a prominent role in the digital food and wellness eco system”
The digital marketplace will help Albertsons Companies customers find and buy hard-to-find products and to quickly discover new items and trends that suit their tastes and lifestyles. It will benefit vendors of these products by giving visibility to the products on our world class digital platform, and by handling the common e-commerce front-end functions including search, product description and ordering.
Most importantly, this offering will generate proprietary data on food and wellness product trends in different markets. This can help Albertsons Companies merchants evaluate what innovative products to stock in the stores, as well as provide vendors insight into where they should invest in building distribution.
Interested vendors can find more information at http://www.albertsonscompanies.com/DigitalMarketplace
The customer facing launch of the offering is in early Summer of 2018.
Director of Integrated Communication, Albertsons Companies
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About Albertsons Companies
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs, as well as meal kit company Plated based in New York City. Albertsons also has robust E-Commerce offerings and a highly popular loyalty program under the brand of just for U®.